(22 Episodes) "Life With The Lyons" was a British radio & television domestic sitcom dating from the 1950s (debut: 1950-11-05). What was most unusual about this sitcom, was that it featured real-life American family members, Ben Lyon & his wife, Bebe Daniels. The real life couple had settled in London during World War II & were featured with comedian Vic Oliver in the radio series (1940-1949) "Hi, Gang!" "Life with the Lyons" carried on where "Hi,... Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy
(03 Episodes) "Moon Mullins," was an Old Time Radio situation comedy that began as a newspaper comic strip character. OTR * def gp ddh ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, Comic Book/Strip
(24 Episodes) African American "Beulah Brown" premiered in 1939, when white american actor Marlin Hurt portrayed her on radio program "Hometown Incorporated." In 1943 "she" moved on to star in "That's Life" and in late 1944, walked over to play on the "Johnson's Wax Program with Fibber McGee & Molly." In 1945, Marlin Hurt and Beulah spun off into "The Marlin Hurt and Beulah Show." Hurt suffered a fatal heart attack during the 1946... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Wartime, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy
(28 Episodes - 1 Audition & 27 EPs) "The Smiths of Hollywood," broadcast in 1947, was a 27 episode, syndicated, situation comedy. The successful audition took place September 20, 1946 and the program debuted January 10 1947. Final episode aired July 04, 1947. The comedic role of Uncle Cecil played to a "tea" by very British actor, Arthur Treacher. * Harry Von Zell & Brenda Marshall portray the nephew and the niece, Uncle Cecil moves in with. * Music was played by The... Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy * Arthur Treacher
(07 Episodes) (03, 04, 05, 06, 09, 10, 13) "Dr. Tim Detective," the 15 minute comedy detective from the late 40s, has been a tough one to find information on, but I will continue to search! OTR * def gp ddh ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy PI
(03 Episodes) "The Adventures of Topper" Broadcast on the NBC network (WEAF, New York), "The Adventures of Topper" is a wonderful radio situation comedy regarding an old codger who is (pleasently) haunted by the ghost of a beautiful, rich, philandering, young woman (Marion Kirby) & her equally ghostly male companion/husband George. In the 1945-07-19 episode, Topper clearly describes storyline plot to his sweet wife, Malveena - and she immediately calls a shrink! Roland... Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Comedy, OTR Sitcom, OTR NBC
(08 Episodes - 1 INC) "The Hardy Family" * In 1949, Micky Rooney reprised his role of "Andy Hardy" (from the hit 1937 MGM movie "A Family Affair"), in this OTR program, aptly named "The Hardy Family". Set in Depression-era, smalltown, midwestern America, Judge Hardy is an elected judge with three children and a wife. (Judge James K. Hardy) Lionel Barrymore /(Mrs. Emily Hardy) Spring Byington * Also starring Lewis Stone as Judge James Hardy & Fay... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, * Mickey Rooney, * Lionel Barrymore, * Spring Byington,...
(06 Episodes - 3 more un-playable not uploaded) "Meet Mr McNutley": Old Time Radio 1953-1954 - The 30 minute situation comedy, "Meet Mr McNutley," premiered on CBS Radio, thursday Sep 17, 1953 - but the radio show lasted only one season; the final broadcast took place June 10, 1954. "Meet Mr. McNutley" did graduate to television, the TV version of which lasted one season longer than did its radio counterpart. Ray Milland and Phyllis Avery took on the roles of the... Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, * Ray Milland, OTRadio CBS
(14 Episodes) OTR Correll & Gosden (aka Sam 'n Henry) (aka Amos & Andy) SAM 'N' HENRY, and later AMOS 'N' ANDY, was the start of radio serials. It wasn't uncommon for real talent to leave a program and start a new show under a new name, leaving the station with the former program in name only. This happened often, and it happened with one of the earliest, most popular and longest running radio programs, one that hit the air in 1926. Charles Correll & Freeman Gosden had been working... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, OTR Soap Opera, OTR Musical
(02 Episodes: #001, #002) "Joe Palooka," comic-strip character, was a short-lived radio situation-comedy; this is more than likely the reason why there are only 2 episodes available online. Yes, I realize there is a #007 which shows up at many web addresses, however at a closer listen, one will discover that the #007 is actually only a really poor sound quality version of #002. For those of you out there old enough to recall, Joe Palooka was a comic-strip character, a small... Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom: Joe Palooka, OTR Comedy, Comic Book/Strip
(04 Episodes) "The Little Things in Life" Sitcom - Created/Produced by "the lady who invented the sitcom," Peg Lynch ("Ethel and Albert": "The Couple Next Door" etc...), pretty much describes things that went on in Peg's home and business life! - Too bad there aren't more (FREE!) episodes available for present and future listeners. OTR * def gp ddh Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, OTR Continuing Drama, OTR Family Values, *PROD: Peg Lynch
(97 Episodes) THE BEST sitcom BY FAR!! "The Aldrich Family" is one of those really GREAT and TIMELESS Old Time Radio sitcoms that make you laugh every time you listen to it. The main characters (created by Clifford Goldsmith) never age. Henry Aldrich (portrayed by Ezra Stone, Vic Jones and Bobby Ellis) is one of those types of teenagers everyone has met at sometime during life, as is his best buddy, Homer Brown (Jackie Kelk, Jack Grimes, Johnny Fieldler). More characters: Mary... ( 8 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Wartime, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy
(14 episodes) The 15 minute "Cecil & Sally Show" was the brainchild of American playwright / screenwriter, Johnny Patrick and his co-worker/partner, Helen Troy. In the late 1920s, companies sprang up across America for the purpose of recording music or programs which could be sold, or syndicated, to a number of local or distant city radio stations. One such station, a San Francisco firm by the name of MacGregor & Sollie Inc., produced the "Cecil & Sally" radio... Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, OTR Soap Opera, OTR 1920s
(18 Episodes) "Baby Snooks," first portrayed by Fanny Brice during her 1912 vaudeville act, was Fanny's version of the then-time actress, Baby Peggy. Brice later admitted that even though Baby Snooks was a version of herself as a child, Baby Snooks was a caricature of Baby Peggy. In 1934, Fanny wore the Baby Snooks costume (of long, curly, bleach blond hair held together with a large pink ribbon, baggy dress, Buster Brown-like shoes w ankle socks and a big pink all-day sucker) during... Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, * Fanny Brice, OTRadio CBS, OTRadio NBC
(07 Episodes) "The Fabulous Dr. Tweedy" NBC's 30 minute sitcom, "The Fabulous Dr. Tweedy," was heard (43 Eps from June 02,1946 thru March 03, 1947) on KVOA Radio every Sunday at 4 PM, changing at a later date to Wednesday. "The Fabulous Dr. Tweedy" (played by Frank Morgan) was the absent-minded Doctor of Philosphy, Thaddeus Q. Tweedy. A tenured Professor of Philosophy at his previous college, Dr. Tweedy got the boot for repeatedly flunking star players of the... Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, * Don Hancock, * Frank Morgan, * Gale Gordon, OTRadio NBC
(81 Episodes) "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet" situation comedy has many reused scripts and actual repeat shows. What is here, is in chronological order according to times they aired. OTR * def gp ddh ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, * Ozzie & Harriet Nelson
(03 Episodes) "Abie's Irish Rose": January 24, 1942, NBC's WMAQ radio in Chicago aired the premier episode of "Abie's Irish Rose," a spin-off from a successful Broadway play (as well as movies) written by Ann Nichols. The story is of a good, Irish-Catholic girl who meets. falls in love with & marries a nice, Jersey-Jewish boy and the evolving culture clashes that result. Despite the popularity of the play, the movies, and the writing of this captivating radio program,... Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Wartime, OTR Sitcom, OTR Soap Opera, OTR Jewish Serial, OTR Continuing Drama,...
(04 Episodes) "The Nebbs" was a 1945 Situation Comedy which aired om MBS-KHJ Los Angeles, every Sunday Night. It starred Gene & Kathleen Lockhart as Rudy & Fanny Nebb. Program announcer was Tom Dixon and the show sponsors were Syntex & Los Angeles Times. OTR * def gp ddh Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, Comic Book/Strip, * Gene & Kathleen Lockhart, OTRadio...
(309 Episodes on 2 pgs) Pg 1 of 2 - 087 of 309 Eps Pg 2 of 2 - 222 of 309 Eps AMOS & ANDY: (Pg 1 of 2) including: 1) First Lines of each episode 2) Program Announcers 3) Program Sponsorship Descriptions 4) Names of All Deleted Doubles Listed as "aka" in Title and Name description * It has taken me 3 weeks (so far) to clean up my Amos & Andy collection. By cleaning up, I mean I have removed (75 and counting) existing doubles as a result of mis-dated, mis-numbered and mis-titled... ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, OTR Soap Opera
(30 Episodes) "The Anderson Family" Syndicated and broadcast from 1947-1948, "The Anderson Family" situation comedy radio program was a "Hollywood Broadcaster's Production". The main characters of this enjoyable family program were Oliver Anderson (Dick Lane), Mrs. Mary Anderson (Louise Arthur), and Junior (Walter Tetley). Walter also played Leroy on "The Great Gildersleeve" and Sherman Peabody on the "Rocky & Bullwinkle" cartoon. OTR * def... Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, * Dick Lane, * Louise Archer, * Walter Tetley
(51 Episodes) "The Alan Young Show" was a 30 minute situation comedy that ran from 1944 thru 1949. In 1944, Canadian actor Alan Young was hired away from the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) radio, by NBC Radio, as a summer replacement for "The Eddie Cantor Show.' Young switched to ABC in late '44, (October 03 1944 - June 28 1946), eventually returning to NBC in the fall of '46 Sept. 20, 1946-July 05, 1949) to complete "The Alan Young Show" program run. Alan Young is... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, OTR Wartime, OTRadio CBC, OTRadio NBC Blue, OTRadio ABC
(06 Episodes) "Granby's Green Acres" Old Time Radio's "Granby's Green Acres" was created for 1950s Radio by Jay Somers. The radio comedy starred actors Gale Gordon (Mr Mooney of "The Lucy Show) & Bea Benaderet (Kate of "Petticoat Junction" as well as Mrs. Bodine of The Beverly Hillbillies). This great radio program was yet another which made a successful leap from radio to TV when "Green Acres" (starring Eddie Albert & Eva Gabor) debuted on... Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, * Bea Benaderet, * Gale Gordon
(71 Episodes) (Missing Only: Meeks 1948-05-29 #038 Home Sweet Home) "Meet the Meeks" was an 11 am, Saturday Morning, OTR Sitcom, originating from WMAQ Radio, Chicago (NBC 1947-1949). Meet the Meeks was a follow up sitcom for the 1940-1942 program "Meet Mr. Meek." This family sitcom played in the radio days, when most families actually sat, and used their imaginations, together. The antics of Mortimer Meek, wife Agatha, daughter Peggy & Uncle Louie could not help but make... Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, OTR Family Program, * Forrest Lewis, OTRadio NBC
(10 Episodes) BOB HOPE (Leslie Townes Hope - May 29, 1903 to July 27, 2003) was born in Eltham, London, England to Welsh opera singing mother, Avis Townes & British stonemason, William Henry Hope. 1908,the Hope family (Bob was the fifth of 7 sons) emigrated to America aboard the SS Philadelphia, passing thru Ellis Island gates March 30th 1908. Bob was five years old, when they left Britain, becoming a US Citizen 12 years later, at the age of 17. As a youngster, Bob earned spending money by... Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Wartime, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, OTR Comedian, * Bob Hope
(34 Episodes) "A Life of Bliss," a BBC Sitcom and a new radio sitcom, was introduced by the BBC on the 29th of July, 1953, starring George Cole as awkward, absent-minded bachelor David Bliss. In the early episodes, Nora Swinburne played his sister, Pamela Batten & Esmond Knight his brother-in-law, Robert Batten. Later on, these roles were absorbed by Diana Churchill & Colin Gordon The writer of the series, Geoffrey Harrison, was often late in the completion of his scripts, to... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, * Petula Clark, OTRadio BBC
(66 Episodes) "The Adventures of Maisie (aka Maisie)" was a radio comedy series starring Ann Sothern, as under-employed entertainer Maisie Ravier and a spin-off of Sothern's successful 1939-1947 Maisie movie series. It is this OTR program which popularized the 1940s catch phrase "Liiiikewiiise, I'm suuuuurrrre." Sponsored by Eversharp, the first series ran on CBS from July 5, 1945 to March 28, 1947, airing on Thursdays at 8:30pm during the first two months, then moving to... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Wartime, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, OTRadio CBS, OTRadio MBS, * Ann Southern
(41 Episodes: 1st 3 Cases) "The Misadventures of Si & Elmer" (aka "Si & Elmer") was a daily 15 minute comedic soap opera, broadcast in the early 1930s. Story of two old fellas who decide later-in-life (their mid-60s) to become detectives. The boys manage to receive their detective licence, quickly open their own agency, studying their work-manual as they investigate. The antics to follow are quite hilarious and worth following - regardless of the 1 and 1/2 Minute... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy PI, OTR Soap Opera, OTR Continuing Drama
(93 episodes) "Baby Snooks," first portrayed by Fanny Brice during her 1912 vaudeville act, was Fanny's version of the then-time actress, Baby Peggy. Brice later admitted that even though Baby Snooks was a version of herself as a child, Baby Snooks was a caricature of Baby Peggy. In 1934, Fanny wore the Baby Snooks costume (of long, curly, bleach blond hair held together with a large pink ribbon, baggy dress, Buster Brown-like shoes w ankle socks and a big pink all-day sucker) during... ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, * Fanny Brice, * Hanley Stafford, OTRadio NBC, OTRadio CBS
(11 Episodes, 1 interview, 1 theme song & 2 INC Eps with interesting info) "Clara Lu 'n' Em" During the late evening of Tuesday, January 27, 1931 (10:30 pm), "Clara Lu 'n' Em" made radio-broadcasting-history. when it hit the NBC Blue Network airwaves as, what appears to be, the first-ever soap opera. "Clara Lu 'n' Em" aired throughout the 30s & early 40s on the NBC Blue Network & CBS, until, in 1945 it reached syndication heaven. Colgate-Palmolive-Peet,... Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Wartime, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, OTR Soap Opera, OTRadio NBC Blue, OTRadio CBS
(182 Episodes - one file is a 3-Episode file) Lum & Abner OTR Sitcom/Soap Opera ** ... Previously removed - hopefully back to stay. : ) OTR * def gp ddh ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, OTR Soap Opera, OTR Comedy Team
(109 Episodes) (AFRTS Programs Listed) "My Favorite Husband" ... was/is a 1948-1951, 124 episode, CBS Radio situation comedy. The star billings of this very well-acted program were held by Lucille Ball and Richard Denning, as Liz & George Cooper or, Liz & George Cugat, as noted in the odd episode. The Cooper/Cugat couple live at 321 Bundy Drive, and are billed as "two people who live together and like it!" The main sponsor was Jell-O, which explains why an average of... Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy * Lucille Ball, * Richard Denning, OTRadio CBS
(132 Episodes) "The Life of Riley": starring William Bendix as lovable, blundering, Chester A. Riley, was a radio situation comedy broadcast during and after wartime 40s. Because of its overwhelming radio popularity, Riley graduated as easily to a 1949 feature film, as it did to 1950s television. Also, in 1958, it hit the newsstands, when Dell Comics released "The Life of Riley" in comic book form. . Although "The Life of Riley" had originally begun as a proposed... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, OTR Wartime - Post Wartime, Comic Book/Strip, * William...
(63 Episodes) "The Fibber McGee & Molly Show," one of the longest-running radio sitcoms, premiered on NBC Radio Network in 1935, remaining popular until its demise in 1959, long after radio had ceased to be the dominant form of American household entertainment. * SYNOPSIS: Much of the show's humor relied on recurring gags, unseen regulars & punchlines that popped up here & there for its many broadcast years. ** THE McGEE'S HALL CLOSET **: One of the running FM&M jokes... ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, OTRadio NBC, * Fibber McGee & Molly
(37 Episodes) OTRs Burns & Allen Husband & wife Comedy Team George Burns & Gracie Allen, more widely known as simply "BURNS & ALLEN." OTR * def gp ddh Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, * George Burns, * Gracie Allen, * Burns & Allen
(309 Episodes on 2 pgs) Pg 1 of 2 - 087 of 309 Eps Pg 2 of 2 - 222 of 309 Eps AMOS & ANDY (Pg 2 of 2) including: 1) First Lines of each episode 2) Program Announcers 3) Program Sponsorship Descriptions 4) Names of All Deleted Doubles Listed as "aka" in Title and Name description 5) BBC 2 Part Documentary: The Real Amos & Andy It took me 3 weeks to clean up my Amos & Andy collection. By cleaning up, I mean I have removed (75 plus) existing doubles, as a result of mis-dated,... ( 8 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, OTR Soap Opera, OTR Comedy Team
(111 Episodes) "Father Knows Best," with Robert Young as father, is an Old Time Radio Situation Comedy, broadcast during the early to mid 1950s. Depicting the 'typical American' household, the radio show had a strong following and it went on very (I might add) successfully to television, becoming as popular as a 1950s and 1960s B/W TV sitcom, as was its radio counterpart! (NBC & CBS) Primarily sponsored by Maxwell House Coffee.... "Your father thinks it's the best (coffee),... ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, * Robert Young, OTRadio NBC, OTRadio CBS
(11 Episodes) "Mr & Mrs Blandings," was the NBC OTR sitcom, starring Cary Grant & Betsy Drake as Jim & Muriel Blandings, a spin-off from Cary Grant's hit movie "Mr. Blandings Build his Dream House." Robert Cummings & Jane Wyatt eventually did a pilot for the parts held by Cary Grant & Betsy Drake, as Grant asked to be released from his contract with the program. His reason for leaving? Rumour has it that his accountants told him he was paying "Uncle... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, * Cary Grant, * Betsy Drake, * Gale Gordon, * Robert...
(118 Episodes) "Duffy's Tavern" was/is a Wartime situation comedy which ran for a decade on several different radio networks: CBS, 1941–1942; NBC-Blue Network, 1942–1944; NBC, 1944–1951. The final "Duffy's Tavern" episode airdate was December 28, 1951. Ed Gardner starred as Archie, manager of the drinking establishment owned by Duffy, "...where the elite meet to eat." Ed Gardner, writer/actor who co-created the series, had performed the character of Archie... Topics: Old TIme Radio, OTR Wartime, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, OTR Wartime, * Ed Gardner, OTRadio CBS,...
(178 Episodes Plus 2 Auditions) "Our Miss Brooks": Regarding these 178 Eps of Old Time Radio Sitcom, "Our Miss Brooks," with Eve Arden ...... I do realize there are many MANY OMB downloads available online, which possibly prompts you to think ".. right .... yet another person uploading that which has already been (countless times!) uploaded!" As a rookie down-loader, I found misnamed episodes etc extremely confusing. I ended up with so many files that turned out to... ( 12 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, * Eve Arden, * Gale Gordon, * Jane Morgan
Lucille Ball; there is only one Lucy! Here are several different shows she starred in. 109 episodes of her radio program "My Favourite Husband " can be found under Old Time Radio Sitcoms. OTR * def gp ddh ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, OTR Drama, * Lucille Ball, OT-TV I Love Lucy, OTR Lux...
(143 Episodes) Update: ** Episode information added to all uploads prior to Jan 05, 2011 JACK BENNY (Feb 14, 1894 – Dec 26, 1974): Jack Benny, born Benjamin Kubelsky, was an American comedian, vaudevillian, radio, television, and film actor. Widely recognized as one of the leading American entertainers of the 20th century, Benny played the role of the comic penny-pinching miser, insisting on remaining 39 years old on stage despite his actual age, and often (although an accomplished violinist)... ( 16 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Wartime, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, OTR Comedian, * Jack Benny, OTRadio CBS,...